ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentra announced today it will begin offering free H1N1 vaccines to all persons, available through select Concentra medical center locations. The once-scarce H1N1 vaccine is now available at select Concentra Urgent Care locations in 22 states.
With states lifting priority group vaccination restrictions, Concentra is able to offer free H1N1 vaccines to anyone in those states who wants a vaccination. Free H1N1 vaccinations are available at select Concentra Urgent Care locations on a walk-in basis, no appointment is necessary. Free H1N1 vaccines are currently available at:
Concentra provides flu vaccines to patients 4 years of age and older. No appointment is necessary, walk-ins are welcome. To confirm the latest availability and formulation of vaccine, please call the nearest Concentra Urgent Care location. For a complete list of locations, visit www.ConcentraUrgentCare.com.
"Anyone who wants an H1N1 vaccination will be able to get one at no cost, through convenient Concentra Urgent Care locations," said Senior Vice President of Medical Operations Bill Lewis, M.D. "With free vaccines and trusted medical expertise, Concentra joins with government and health officials nationwide to help protect as many people as possible from becoming ill from the H1N1 virus."
According to Federal health officials, nearly 10,000 persons in the U.S. have died from the H1N1 virus since the new virus strain first appeared in April of last year. In addition, approximately one out of every six people in the nation has been stricken with the virus. Public health officials predict flu activity – caused either by the H1N1 virus or traditional seasonal flu viruses – to continue for months. The H1N1 vaccine is the most effective protection against the H1N1 virus, is completely safe, and recommended for every person.
Concentra is a leading health care company focused on improving America's health, one patient at a time. Through its affiliated clinicians, the company provides occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy, and wellness services from more than 300 medical centers in 40 states. In addition, Concentra serves employers by providing a broad range of health advisory services and operating 250 worksite medical facilities. Through this complement of services, Concentra intends to raise the standard of health by putting individuals first, treating them with clinical excellence, and focusing on their ongoing wellness.
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